D: Majid Majidi.
S: Malavika Mohanan, Swati Das, Ishaan Khattar, Shashank Shende.
Dark themes do not sit comfortably next to sentimental bonding montages. The ending is unsatisfying.
D: Cory Finley.
S: Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin, Francie Swift, Paul Sparks.
Shot with graceful, cold symmetry. Cooke and Taylor-Joy are inspired. Their characters are formidable.
FUNNY COW ★☆☆☆☆
D: Adrian Shergold.
S: Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham, Paddy Considine, Alun Armstrong, Christine Bottomley, Kevin Eldon, John Bishop, Diane Morgan.
An arduous stand-up drama that feels like a leaden biopic. What's up with the race-related jokes?